PERSONA is the second magazine in a series in response to a series of meetings of female artists entitled A conversation to know if there is a conversation to be had, held in New York, Amsterdam, Berlin and London in 2010–11. The first journal LABOUR, addressed the question of women’s work, and used the lens of the feminist critique of unpaid labour to look at the contemporary condition of the artist. PERSONA as a jumping off point looks at the condition of self-presentation for the contemporary artist, and in an expansive manner encompasses discussions on embarrassment, refusal, interiority and identification.


A new tale in the exploits of Gina Ashcraft
Personal Press: An Initial Report on the Hogarth Press by Isla Leaver-Yap
In Friendship: A discussion about the radical potential of friendship between Céline Condorelli and Avery Gordon
A letter to Marisa Merz by Jen Liu
The Desire to Desire is Also a Desire – an interview between Josephine Pryde and Sabeth Buchmann
Short stories by Audrey Reynolds
Eau de Cologne
Rita McBride
Marie Lund
Embarrassment and The Woman with Too Much Time: two pieces by Eva Kenny
Alison J Carr interviews Chris Kraus
Karolin Meunier on Someone Else
Drop Outs: Slackers, sociopaths and social workers – a conversation between Marina Vishmidt and Melissa Gordon
Nadia Hebson on Winifred Knights
Daria Martin: Three Embarrassing Things
A Motivated History by Sue Tate
An excerpt of The Tyranny of Structurelessness by Jo Freeman
A memorial to Shulamith Firestone by Elisabeth Subrin

Published by Archive Books, Berlin

Distributed by Anagram Books, London

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